Numbness

Numbness Treatment in CT & NY

Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs may be due to a variety of reasons, such as sitting or lying in a position that puts too much pressure on the nerves or reduces blood flow. However, if a person experiences long-term, severe numbness and tingling, it is usually a sign of a neurological condition or nerve damage.

Symptoms of Numbness in the Extremities

Common symptoms of numbness in the extremities include:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Itching

Causes of Numbness in the Extremities

Common causes associated with numbness and tingling in the extremities include:

  • Sitting, standing or laying down in the same position for a long period of time
  • Injury to a nerve
  • Pressure on the nerves in the spine
  • Shingles
  • Lack of blood supply to an area
  • Deficiency of B vitamins, such as B1, B6. B12, or folic acid
  • Insect, tick, mite and spider bites

Treatment for Numbness in the Extremities

There are many treatment options available for numbness and tingling in the extremities, including:

  • Medications, such as corticosteroids and gabapentin
  • Home care, such as resting, RICE method, Epsom salt baths, and exercise
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy

At Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation of NY & CT, we offer a variety of personalized treatments to help you find relief. To learn more about which treatment is right for you, schedule an appointment today!

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